Tisbury Names New Police Lieutenant
Tisbury police detective William Brigham has been named second in command to interim police chief Christopher Habekost, following a unanimous vote by the select board Tuesday afternoon.
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First Fridays Set to Return to Vineyard Haven
After a virtual season last year due to the pandemic, Vineyard Haven’s First Friday celebrations will resume this summer on Main street, with live music and for the first time, food trucks.
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Lottery Gives Three Residents Chance at Low-Cost Housing
Rachel Nava Rohr

Three Island residents walked away from the Tisbury selectmen’s meeting this past week with the opportunity to buy a home close to downtown Vineyard Haven for a dramatically reduced price.

It’s been two years since Island Housing Trust began the affordable housing project at 150 State Road. The Dukes County Housing Authority organized the lottery, held this past Tuesday night.

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Tisbury Renews Objections to Eversource Spraying
The Tisbury town administrator pressed his select board this week to take a tough stance against the ongoing practice by Eversource of spraying herbicides beneath power line rights of way.
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Tisbury Conditionally Approves Downtown Sewer Flow Increases

With the town sewer plant near capacity, two Island developers received conditional approval from the Tisbury select board Tuesday for additional wastewater flow at their proposed project sites downtown.

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Tisbury Calls Off 350th Anniversary Party
Fears of a superspreader event have led to the postponement of Tisbury’s 350th anniversary celebration, which was scheduled for Sept. 19. Town officials voted Tuesday to postpone the party until 2022.
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MassDOT Requests More Time for Beach Road Work
Tisbury select board members said Tuesday they are open to allowing highway work to continue on Beach Road for another month, instead of requiring MassDOT to suspend work this week.
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Water Taxi Proposed for Down-Island Towns
The Falmouth company that operates seasonal passenger ferries to Edgartown is proposing a water taxi service for the three down-Island towns this summer.
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Beach Road Potholes Add Friction Between Town, MassDOT
Frosty relations between the town of Tisbury and the state Department of Transportation appeared to grow last week after a testy exchange over pothole repairs on Beach Road.
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Tisbury Continues Contract Negotiations With Police Chief
At a brief meeting Friday night, the Tisbury select board voted to begin negotiating with police chief Mark Saloio on the renewal of his contract.
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